Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3548
BS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 2010
Faculty Advisor: Michele Battle, PhD
Research Area: Role of Gata Transcription Factors in Intestinal Development
Upon participating in the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research, I immediately felt at home in MCW. I entered the graduate school through the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences having little idea of my research interests aside from a fascination in cell signaling instilled by my undergraduate work. After completing four laboratory rotations, I joined the Battle lab, which primarily studies intestinal development. My project focuses on post-translational modifications of the GATA4 transcription factor and its role in determining gene regulation in the intestine.